Why many 2023 election prophesies turned out false — Cleric Effa Emmanuel
Effa Emmanuel, Senior Pastor of World Royal City Church
Effa Emmanuel, the Senior Pastor of World Royal City Church Asokoro, Abuja on Saturday said that many prophecies on the 2023 general elections failed because they were not divinely conceived.
The Cleric made this known while speaking with journalists at a religious conference held in Abuja.
Our representative reports that as the 2023 general election gathered momentum, many clerics made a series of prophetic declarations on the possible outcome of the exercise, many of which turned out to be the opposite.
Pastor Emmanuel explained that most of these prophesies turned out false because they were humanly and not divinely conceived.
He said: “We have CAN and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). I think the leaders of these bodies should have the responsibility of calling erring pastors to order so that we don’t have confusion in the house.
“When Paul was speaking, I think to the Corinthians, he said if anyone has a prophecy, one should prophesize at a time, while others should judge. Prophecy is not a recipe for confusion. God is not an author of confusion.”
While noting that any cleric who prophesied from his own spirit is simply talking from imagination, the cleric urged the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN to ensure regulation of such prophesies to discern false from authentic prophesies.
He said: “If you are inspired by the devil of course you’re a prophet but not a prophet of God. But there are also prophets of God, who speak from God. And if you speak from God, one sign that you are speaking from God is that it comes to pass. If it doesn’t come to pass, then you are not speaking from God.
“My take is that CAN and PFN should be able to regulate the house because the church is a house. We should be able to speak with one voice. And then the leaders of the organisations should be able to decipher who is really speaking and representing the voice of God so that we won’t have this rancour and disorder that we’ve had so far,” he noted.